“I definitely have really bad imposter syndrome,” Donovan Lowkeen admitted. What he doesn’t say speaks louder: this one-time district manager abandoned his familiar, comfortable retail job for a position that challenges him daily—a full stack web developer at a financial...
Navy veteran Daniel Smith was stuck. Working as a school bus driver, he felt like his career was at a red light. “I wanted to find a career that I enjoyed while giving me a good paycheck, not just a...
Rebecca Gemeinhardt went in for an interview with Shell not knowing what to expect. “I didn’t think it would be real. I thought it was a joke.” Eight hours later, she got the call. Rebecca, art school graduate, got a...
Faced with the stressful decision that all high school seniors encounter, Caleb Martinez made a choice that would put him on an exciting path. At 18, Caleb used his passion for code to become the youngest teaching assistant in Trilogy...
From age 15, Fred Lintz worked in bike shops—as a technician, sales rep, and then manager. He loved it, but knew it wasn’t what he wanted to do for life. “I was working every weekend and it was exhausting....
When Toronto resident Lisa Freedman found out she had breast cancer, she asked herself a simple question. What’s my passion? At 58, the legal adjudicator knew the answer. It wasn’t the law; it was technology. Coupled with her diagnosis,...
On the first day of their Georgia Tech Coding Boot Camp, Thomas Yeager, Alexander Gonzalez, and Geoffrey Goodwin walked into class separately. Four months later, they walked in as a team—with a fourth team member, not quite human. Taking it...
Editor's Note: This piece originally written by Andrew Guest appeared on the UC Berkeley Extension Voices Blog. It is reprinted here with UC Berkeley's permission.  Learning how to code in just 12 weeks takes stamina and fortitude to get through the...
As Nelly Sugira watched his students give their project presentations, he started to cry. The first-time coding instructor at the UC Davis Extension Coding Boot Camp couldn’t believe he had helped these remarkable people to learn and grow. He...
Every month, Trilogy hosts dozens of community tech events to give bootcamp students the chance to share the incredible projects they've created in class. Students get to brush up on their presentation skills, show off their work to local tech professionals,...

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